Top 5 challenges when scaling DevOps in the enterprise

Source – sdtimes.com The goals and principles of DevOps should be the same in any organization; however, scaling DevOps practices in large enterprises with hundreds of applications, geographically dispersed teams, and both loosely and tightly coupled architectures presents some unique challenges. Each enterprise has its own DNA that has organically evolved through generations of applications and technologies with its own set of artifacts and processes. So, if every enterprise looks entirely different than the next, where do you start? First and

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Dealing with division through DevOps

Source – information-age.com The phrase “Too many cooks spoil the broth” can be applied to any number of scenarios, while another favourite—“A camel is a horse designed by committee” — explains the possible results of combative collaboration. Typically, the problem lies with people wanting different things from a project—an issue that should have IT professionals nodding knowingly. A long-term issue within businesses has been the disconnect between two teams who use IT to achieve different business goals. In the red corner,

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Automated testing is crucial to support DevOps

Source – computing.co.uk “Everyone in this room has tested something,” said Ben Riley, DevOps specialist at CA Technologies, at the opening of a talk on continuous testing at Computing‘s annual DevOps Summit today. He was joined on-stage by Richard Jordan, practice manager at Nationwide Building Society. Testing as a concept and practice hasn’t changed in 30 years, said Riley. It begins with defining an idea and writing requirements; then there are many, many steps for testers to rationalise it into something that

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Can DevOps deliver on digital potential?

Source – computerweekly.com A benchmarking study by consultancy Hackett Group, titled Beyond world-class service: IT’s digital capability imperative, recently highlighted DevOps as a technique that can help enable digital transformation. “Agile, DevOps and continuous development models are well-suited to digital business transformation, which demands accelerated development, rapid prototyping and incremental value,” according to the report. Similarly, a Forrester survey of 4,976 IT professionals found that firms with high-performing business technology “solution delivery organisations” were 1.5 times more likely than their peers to

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Enterprise IT organizations need Lean to navigate the path to DevOps

Source – sdtimes.com One can easily get lost in the great many resources on DevOps and digital transformations, yet still fail to come away with a concrete idea of what the journey actually looks like. We know there’s a better way to build and deliver software and what in theory that looks like, but in practice it’s not so simple. Change is difficult, even more so when the path ahead is unclear. But time is of the essence – fear of

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Cloud Computing Boosts Hybrid Cloud Adoption: Study

Source – cxotoday.com Cloud computing is completely changing the way enterprises see and approach IT. The shift can be traced to SaaS applications and has now found prominence in data centers with a larger focus on hybrid cloud initiatives. A latest study by Evaluator Group survey of enterprise IT administrators found that 62 percent are of the opinion that a hybrid cloud infrastructure is in their long-term future and 58 percent believe they would increase their hybrid cloud workload in 2017. John Webster,

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What is Agile Methodology? How It Works, Best Practices, Tools

Source – stackify.com Agile Methodology is a people-focused, results-focused approach to software development that respects our rapidly changing world. It’s centered around adaptive planning, self-organization, and short delivery times. It’s flexible, fast, and aims for continuous improvements in quality, using tools like Scrum and eXtreme Programming. How It Works It works by first admitting that the old “waterfall” method of software development leaves a lot to be desired. The process of “plan, design, build, test, deliver,” works okay for making cars or buildings but

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An Unexpected Security Problem in the Cloud

Source – wsj.com As more companies unplug their data centers and rent out cloud-computing services from providers such as Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. , some are discovering an unexpected problem: They’re accidentally leaving their corporate data exposed for all the world to see. Configuration errors made while using cloud-storage services are common, security experts say, and often occur when users set access permissions so someone outside of the company—say, a vendor—can see data. “More data has been lost due to poor configuration than anything else on

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Secure DevOps lengthens IT ops to-do list

Source – techtarget.com Secure DevOps is a recent trend that has primarily involved collaboration between application developers and security experts so far — the IT ops role in the new collaboration between app developers and security pros hasn’t been fleshed out yet. But as developers and security professionals “shift security left” in the app delivery process, IT ops will need to respond accordingly, and preferably proactively. IT pros must collaborate with the security team as well as application developers. Following high-profile

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Why finance needs to adopt a DevOps culture

Source – jaxenter.com In the Finance sector, things are complicated. As an industry that is essential to the functioning of everyday life — at both an individual and industrial level — it feels like there should be plenty of scope for innovation and plenty of opportunity for growth and disruption. But that hasn’t happened – at least not as much as we might have expected. This is because of legacy issues — from systems and software to mindset. The world

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Docker on Windows Server allows for container use and management

Source – techtarget.com Windows Server 2016 requires Docker for packaging, delivering and managing Windows container images to run as containers systems — such as user endpoints. Docker isn’t included on Windows Server 2016, so if you want to use Docker on Windows Server, you’ll need to download and install it before creating containers. Windows Server supports Docker Swarm mode, allowing for container orchestration features that can create clusters of Docker hosts and container workload scheduling. Docker host systems can also be created

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DevOps support strategies for an effective, informed help desk

Source – techtarget.com These are the battles of DevOps support — in particular outsourced support. In situations like these, uncontrolled DevOps adoption idolizes change and speed without consideration of the help desk and users who rely on them. The promise of DevOps is that it gets much-needed functionality to the business rapidly, using the various C’s of CI/CD: continuous integration, continuous development, continuous delivery and continuous deployment. IT organizations generally believe that users can absorb small, incremental changes introduced through a DevOps

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Hype hunters: Researchers put DevOps tools and tricks under microscope

Source – siliconangle.com Can an academic approach to analytics predict the best efficiencies for developer operations? Fact: Seventy-one percent of businesses have adopted some form of DevOps to streamline software development and deployment, according to VersionOne Inc.’s 2017 “State of Agile Report.” The most popular DevOps tool is container technology from Docker Inc., according to a separate report from RightScale Inc., with 35 percent of respondents employing the virtualized method for running distributed software applications. Do statistics like these give businesses a roadmap to

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Cloud Computing Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption

Source – informationweek.com Cloud computing is transforming the way enterprises approach IT. The shift started with SaaS applications and is now rapidly sweeping through the data center with a growing focus on hybrid cloud initiatives. A recent Evaluator Group survey of enterprise IT administrators discovered that 62% believe that a hybrid cloud infrastructure is in their long-term future and 58% said they would increase their hybrid cloud workload in 2017. John Webster, an Evaluator Group senior partner, says that a hybrid cloud is

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Open-source tech unites networking and DevOps

Source – siliconangle.com In the tech world, innovation and new systems are great, but nothing moves unless the network can handle it. This truth makes networking very important for businesses, because a company can only be as agile as its network. Part of that agility comes from making the network easy to use. Open-source tech is coming to the rescue. “The truth is, there’s a lot of work that goes into making the network invisible and ubiquitous for people,” said Ed Warnicke (pictured),

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IT collaboration, DevOps a key to business success, says Robert Half

Source – itwire.com Australian companies need to improve collaboration between IT professionals and find ways to successfully leverage technology across the business in the current highly competitive environment, according to a newly published report. According to the report from recruitment firm Robert Half, the implementation of Development Operations (DevOps) is at the heart of the optimisation of collaboration between those in IT departments. And the recruiter says Australian companies need to build, test, and roll out new or updated solutions to

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DevSecOps Transforms the Dana Foundation

Source – cioinsight.com There’s a growing recognition that DevOps is critical for digital transformation. Yet, as many CIOs have learned—sometimes the hard way—establishing a business and IT framework based on agility and flexibility is a complex task. Incorporating security into DevOps is even more difficult. After all, DevOps is more than a technology, and it’s more than a one-off project. It’s a delivery process that requires completely rethinking and reinventing development and operations. One organization that has made a successful journey

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Build a version control process for DevOps infrastructure

Source – techtarget.com Inside businesses of all shapes and sizes, modern IT teams have adopted DevOps practices to roll out changes faster, while delivering more stable software on more reliable infrastructure. Anyone can do it, as long as they learn fundamental skills. IT teams must embrace infrastructure as code (IaC) to apply DevOps practices. IaC enables automation, testability, quality control and more predictability during deployments. Perhaps more importantly, it demands that infrastructure-focused team members become aware of software development practices. A version

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The time to secure DevOps is here — but how?

Source – techtarget.com The DevOps methodology was birthed by the necessity for improved communication between software developers and operations teams. DevOps brings together the developer and operations sides of software creation and delivery to speed up and smooth out the process. When DevOps works well, users get better-working software that has new features and gets bugs fixed more regularly. For a long time, security was viewed as the speed bump that slowed down the glorious machinery of creation and improvement. But

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Why have a strategy for cloud management?

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net With the general cloud hype and the widely declared corporate intent to base future business solutions on cloud technology stacks, businesses may take the view that deploying cloud solutions involves little more than accessing a vendor’s cloud portal and following a few clicks, have your virtual services deployed and ready for operations. Whilst this approach will give an enterprise a cloud-based virtual environment, what’s delivered is far from being part of a corporate information ecosystem. Businesses need to

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